SUU to Everywhere

Abigail Diepeveen ('17)

Abigail Diepeveen ('17)
SUU to Marketing Strategist

Originally published on May 17, 2018.

Abigail Diepeveen began her college career at a two year community college. When it came time to transfer schools, she wanted a small campus with engaged faculty, which she found at Southern Utah University.

With a passion for Latin American culture, Abigail decided to study Spanish and minor in communication. She was heavily involved with the program and helped organize multiple events including the International Film Festival.

“I got really involved and met a lot of wonderful people,” said Abigail. “Honestly, that's how I fell in love with SUU. Everyone, especially the professors, genuinely care about you and want to see you succeed.”

Along with her studies and passion for event planning, Abigail found herself working in the Marketing Communication office. She worked as a marketing content curator writing articles and blogs, learning about social media, analyzing data and organizing the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge.

“I worked mostly with Nikki Koontz, director of Marketing Communication,” said Abigail. “She was a wonderful mentor who saw my potential and helped me find my true passion.”

With multiple skills under her belt, Abigail found a job in marketing right after graduation with a new cancer diagnostic research company LUMEA. She is now the marketing strategist and oversees the company’s marketing content, social media strategy, training manuals, and graphic design.

“Honestly, my favorite thing about my job is that no day is the same,” said Abigail. “It's a startup company, so I have to be a Jill-Of-All-Trades. I've been learning so many new skills that will be a huge advantage for me going into the future, and I know I'll never get bored at my job since every day brings a new adventure and a new problem to solve.”

The classroom work, hands-on projects and real-world experience Abigail mastered at SUU prepared her for the work she does today.

“I was always passionate about learning, but that passion grew at SUU. I love my career and am excited to continue being a lifelong learner.”

Learn more about SUU’s Spanish and Communication programs.